Monday, April 4, 2016

Editorial: Should ANYONE be punished if abortion is illegal?


In the past week, Donald Trump made the comment that women should be punished if abortion is illegal. Later he backtracked and said that only providers should be punished, which is the standard pro-life line.

However, if abortion is illegal, wouldn't the person who goes to get one done be punished? Take another example of drug use. As much as the drug pusher should be punished for providing the drugs, the drug user still faces a fine and possible prison time for using. It is the liberals, such as president Barack Obama, who want to decriminalize drug usage, which was his stated reason for pardoning another round of prisoners recently. Similarly, it is not only the provider, but the person who attempts to get an abortion who should face some penalty for deterrence, even if it is a minimal penalty.

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